My name is Tasos Polykarpou and I was born in Cyprus. I started sports from a young age with scuba diving, climbing, hiking, swimming, kite surfing, paramotoring, BASE jumping and Skydiving. I decided to concentrate to few of them, so the last years I am BASE jumper, wingsuit pilot and Paramotor pilot.
I believe by focusing in a specific sport is helping me as an athlete to become good. The last years I am focused and do training in wingsuit that I love a lot. I am lucky enough because I am living in Cyprus, 340 days per year with perfect weather so I can train in good conditions.
I love the wingsuit performance and my targets are to be one of the best pilots in the world and to grow up knowledge for the wingsuit performance in my country, Cyprus.
Now I am 4th in the world, so for sure to be 1st in the wingsuit performance.
Difficulties that I face are mostly about the lack of training facilities in Cyprus and the specific requirements that must be met for efficient training.
When I overcome my fears and perform well.
I practice my sport techniques to Drop Zones all over the world mostly alone since this is a solo sport.
I am very concentrated and focused before the jump, during the jump and after the jump; it’s very important for me to visualize my fly before the jump and then it’s very important to debrief my jump.
All the procedures of the competition make me nervous but I am trying to manage it and enjoy the jump, because I love my sport and all my friends that I compete against.
I am planning to continue with my performance competitions and also to work on the new design of my suit and equipment.
Tow (€40) / Lesson (€70)
All equipment included.
As soon as you successfully finish the second level course, you are ready for your next step. Hooray!! After this course you should be able to ride on the board and enjoy the beauty of the sport! The main goal of this course is to keep you on your board for longer periods of time. After you finish with the third level, you can start practicing on your own.
What you learn during your third level course:
- Water start practicing in both directions
- Board recover by body dragging
- How to “pump” the kite to generate power.
- Controlling the board using body positions and foot pressure.
- First riding on the board downwind.
- Rules of way.
- Practicing staying upwind
In the end of the lessons, your instructor will answer your questions; pinpoint the most important parts of the lessons.
Kite equipment storage 50€ per week.
Includes water for kite wash, use of chill-out and Internet wi-fi access
Stage 1 or 2 or 3 – 3 hour course 170€
Stage 1 or 2 or 3 – 6 hour course 300€
Stage 1 & 2 & 3 – 9 hour course 450€